Man oh man! These last two months have been crazy. Haven't they?
I have never in my life been on such a rollercoaster of chaos and emotion. With COVID-19 hitting, our lives as we know them have been turned upside down. I know this is the case for a lot of us.
It still seems so unreal. Having a perfectly good business sitting empty is heart wrenching. Myself and my salon fam have never been so anxious to get back to work. We are awaiting the day we get to see our clients and feel the hustle and bustle in the salon again.
What I have realized during this two month long time out is that there is never enough time in the day. I love waking up and be productive in some way EVERYDAY. But wow, between house work, making improvements at the salon and staying active, it has been a rat race everyday. I have different lists going for all the things I want to accomplish during this shelter in place. After all, there's no better time than now to tackle all those projects that we have swept under the rug for months. Right? I have had no problem at all staying busy!
On the other hand, I have had to force myself to slow down some days and prioritize mental health. These days are when I don't worry so much about checking things off of my lists but I try to check in with myself. It is so easy right now to fall down that deep dark rabbit hole of negativity. Taking care of your psyche is SO IMPORTANT right now.
"What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create." -Buddha
I have learned that its ok to take a break from the constant productivity and hard work and do what feels good. Find what fuels you and do that! For me its being outside with my family. Going for a walk or run and soaking up some sun. Sometimes its as simple as slowing way down and not following any kind of schedule for the day. Sleeping in a little, disregarding your lists and granting yourself a little grace can make all the difference. Hitting your reset button is necessary for future productivity.
Im hopeful that we will be able to return back to work soon! Until then, stay healthy and happy. Find what fuels you and DO THAT!